Brittney Griner has been sentenced to 9 years in prison by a Russian court. I’m disgusted.

I am from Finland (used to live for years just 200 km from Russian border), and Russia is a bloody backwards homophobic shithole country where I would never ever willingly go. I do not understand why anyone would willingly go there for any purpose. My grandparents lost their homestead and some of them, their lives, when Russia last tried to invade our country. They have not changed at all from those times.

Griner's situation is purely politics. They want to exchange her for the arms dealer Viktor Bout, who is in US custody. If the Ukraine war did not happen, they would probably have given Griner a much more lenient treatment. They are wringing her situation for Putins personal gain, as nasty as it is.

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